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MrC
08-09-2007, 04:38 PM
My lawn has been plagued by disease and heat/drought. It consists of ryegrass, bluegrass, red fescue and fine fescue. I'm thinking of overseeding with one of the following. What would you go with?

Rebel
http://www.penningtonseed.com/section/lawn_01b.asp?type=products&category=tall+fescues
Trigold
http://www.lesco.com/?PageID=27&ItemNumber=056625
NuLawn
http://www.summitseed.com/search_results.asp?txtsearchParamTxt=&txtsearchParamCat=16&txtsearchParamType=ALL&txtsearchParamMan=ALL&txtsearchParamVen=ALL&txtFromSearch=fromSearch&iLevel=1
Black Beauty
http://www.jonathangreen.com/search.php?category_id=f2e14759d05beed8f290033855cb2b06&category=lawn

Smallaxe
08-09-2007, 06:05 PM
Choose whatever is disease resistant and drought resistant for your area.
Hopefully once this evil summer turns to cool fall rains things will be ok. Don't give up if your turf hasn't yet been overrun with crabgrass or other weeds

mdlwn1
08-09-2007, 06:10 PM
None of them will "not" dry out or "not" get fungus. It's hard to go wrong with a bag of lesco. Iv'e used their seed for as long as I can remember. Some of the best turf type varieties out there. Keep in mind that the two fescue varieties you have will look like azz in full sun during the heat.

MrC
08-10-2007, 06:18 AM
I really don't care for the grass on my lawn. I would like to get rid of it and start over but my wife will kill me if I spray it with Round Up. I am also not willing to pay to sod the area. I was planning on aerating at the end of the month.

Will overseeding with a different mix help remove some of my existing lawn? Will double aerating help?

mdlwn1
08-10-2007, 07:30 AM
Double will help...If you're using a roller type...your second aeration should be at an angle....not perpendicular....the holes will match up too often. No you won't remove anything.....The blue and fine fescue are dominant and will continue to be so. I killed mine 12 years ago and it was the best thing I ever did.

MrC
08-10-2007, 03:31 PM
Thanks for the tip on aerating. I'd didn't even think about them going into the same hole.

This may be a dumb question but if aerating doesn't remove any old grass then what is the point of overseeding? Does it only replace the dead grass?

Anyone know the difference between the Rebel products (IV-Lowes, ELite-Lowes, Supreme- Home Depot, and Exeda-Home Depot)? Is one better than the other?

mdlwn1
08-11-2007, 08:31 AM
The point of overseeding would be to sew in newer and nicer varieties of seed in a uniform way. You don't "have" to do it. I now work on a large property that has a sodded area (blue)...a seeded area (mostly rye) and tree rings that were seeded with fine fescue. I have 3 different patches of green. By aerating and overseeding, I will create a uniform look.

MrC
08-11-2007, 09:01 AM
Thanks mdlawn1, makes sense.

Does anyone know what types of grasses are in Lesco's mix?

Soupy
08-24-2007, 05:33 AM
My favorite is LESCO TEAM MATES. It is basically their transition blend(fescue blend) with Rye.

Tim's Lawn Care LLC.
08-24-2007, 08:48 AM
Anyone out here ever use SupraNova Supina Bluegrass seed on dense shade areas w/ any success? The seed is 150 bucks for 5 lbs. and they say it grows where nothing else will. The property is under tall oaks, all shade and I've added lyme w/ a 2" topcoat of new soil and seeded w/ a top quality shade seed w/ starter fert. and the results were positive...for a month or so. Now the gass is fadding away, back to what is was b/4.